Stanislas Wawrinka stunned by Australian Open win

Stanislas Wawrinka celebrates after his win over Tommy Robredo in their Australian Open fourth round match on January 19, 2014
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Stanislas Wawrinka expresses his shock at beating Rafael Nadal to clinch the Australian Open title.

Stanislas Wawrinka has expressed his shock at beating Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Open.

The Swiss defeated the world number one in four sets on Sunday to clinch the first Grand Slam title of his career.

"It's the best Grand Slam ever," he told reporters. "I still don't know whether I'm dreaming or not.

"I'm sorry for you, Rafa. You're a great friend and an amazing champion. It's always a pleasure to play against you. Well done on your comeback."

Wawrinka's victory at the tournament has seen him move up to third place in the world rankings.

Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka celebrates victory in his men's singles match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic on day nine at the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2014
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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060